Rapper King Kaka’s got a very rare opportunity to have his party anthem ‘Dudaing’ played at the NBA during the game between Mavericks and Portland Trail Blazers.
The song was played by the official Maverick and Kenyan born Deejay Poizon Ivy.
The rapper thanked the DJ for playing the song at the NBA game which was fully parked.
Kenyan National DJ Poizon Ivy was selected as the the resident Deejay for the Mavericks in 2016. She got the job due to her knowledge of the game and her love for entertainment industry.
“I have been a huge Mavs fan ever since I can remember. Like a die-hard #MFFL (Mavs Fan For Life) that is.
It’s also just the icing on the cake that they are my hometown team as well! My US hometown,” DJ Poizon Ivy stated.
King Kaka launched his album Eastlando Royalty on November 30 and the song ‘dundaing featuring Kristoff and Magix Enga is already a hit in the local scene.
Kenyans, and maybe Tanzanians… Ok, you too Ugandans, the next time you address singer Victoria Kimani, please let it be in English.
The singer has confessed she doesn’t know Swahili and comments in Swahili on her social media accounts have always confused.
He statement comes after a follower insulted her in Swahili and she had to get someone to translate to her. Maybe she doesn’t trust Google translate enough.
“Lazima ni baraka za Mungu kwamba sielewi Kiswahili kwa sababu sitawahi kuelewa zile chuki huelekezwa kwangu….. Haha ..Endeleeni kuongea, sioni, siskii, Wala sielewi neno, ni herufi tuu. Like a stamp of Gods protection over my heart, soul and mind,” read a post on her Instagram.
The singer confessed that she tried learning Swahili but stopped because people mocked her. Kimani was born in the US and stayed there for the better part of her life till 10 years ago where she relocated back to Kenya.
She posted in Swahili asking why other artists from abroad are not getting a backlash for not speaking Swahili.
“Napenda sana, Tanzania na Afrika Mashariki kwa jumla. Lakini inakera sana wakati baadhi ya watu wanadhania kuwa, sizungumzi lugha ya kiswahili kwa kupenda kwangu, ama kwa sababu nimekataa kujaribu nijue….. Ukweli ni, hata wakati ninapoweka bidii na kujaribu kwa kadri yangu, wengi wananicheka kwa matamshi mabovu, wananihukumu na kunipiga mkwara kwa kukosa uzoefu wa Swahili, wakati wao walizaliwa uswahilini.
Nimejieleza Mara kwa Mara kwa zaidi ya miaka 6, lakini kwa wengine bado.
Naomba niulize… Je, mbona hawaulizwi wasanii wa USA na sehemu zingine sababu za kukosa kuongea Swahili?
Ni muziki zao muna enjoy… bila maswali. Wengine hupata raha wenzao wanapopata tabu!
La Kwanza, sijui Kiswahili, ninapojaribu, pia bado ni mbaya , matamshi mabovu, na kunifanya bonzo wa kuchekelea! Nishaawahi kuja kazini kwako nikikuambia la kusema au kufanya?
Uzoefu wako wa kuongea kiingereza na matamshi yanapokua mabovu? – sijakukosoa. Kwa kweli mambo kama haya yananifanya nisiwe na nia lugha yeyote- ila Kizungu! Unapopenda mziki yangu, unaipenda, kama huipendi, huipendi.
Lakini sita anza gumbaru ya swahili sababu yako wewe!” read her post.
An American company is fishing for capital from wealthy Africans in exchange for living and working in the US permanently. For a Sh50 million investment, Atlantic American Partners can get you an investment green card under a little-known option used to enter USA in just two years known as EB-5. Atlantic American Partners Managing Director, Emerging Markets-Africa Daniel Ryan, who has been in South Africa for a month, has jetted into the country to market the product which will be channelled to the real estate market abroad. “This form of legal immigration has been in place since 1990 which allows anyone across the world who invests $500,000 (Sh50 million) in the US and generate jobs, a permanent Green Card,” said Mr Ryan at a press briefing in Nairobi yesterday. He added that the option to move to the US has been prominent in China but has had little interest, especially among Africans. The private equity firm that offers investment management, advisory and other related services, pools the funds and invests in high-rise multi-family units, hotels, assisted living homes and are currently venturing into student housing. The investments have a five-year lifespan after which the investor who will have settled in the US gets their principal back plus a return of between 22.5 to five per cent.
Happy birthday Moody Awori
One of the world's oldest YouTubers, 107-year-old Mastanamma from southern India, has died.
She shot to fame on the internet for her cooking, which consisted of local and unusual dishes made from scratch.
Her YouTube channel, Country Foods, has more than a million subscribers with hundreds of cooking videos, including one on her iconic watermelon chicken.
The channel, managed by her grandson and his friend, launched in 2016 and became an instant hit.
Born in the state of Andhra Pradesh, Mastanamma told BBC Monitoring she believed she was 106 years old in 2017 - although she has no birth certificate to prove it.
In the videos, she would often sit in an open field in a remote village with minimal cooking equipment and cutlery.
She would use her nails to peel vegetables, and an old Indian-style knife to chop them. Food was served in a traditional southern Indian banana leaf.
BBC Marathi's Omkar Karambalekar, who met Mastanamma in 2016, says her style of cooking differed greatly from what is generally found on YouTube.
He says she would burn the wood herself instead of using a cooking stove and liked cooking seafood because she could source it fresh from a nearby river.
"Her completely unique take on traditional Indian cooking is what made her a star," he adds.
Country Foods announced Mastanamna's death on Monday with a video on her last rites.
Since then, many fans have taken to social media to praise her recipes and mourn her death.
On social media, she was dubbed the grandmother with a toothless smile and best known for making the combination of watermelon and chicken go viral.
Her rich eggplant curry and spicy catla fish curry are among her most famous dishes.
Cardi B, [Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and television personality] says she and her husband Offset have broken up. The 25-year-old rapper posted a 42-second video on her Instagram account early Wednesday morning announcing the split. "So, everybody been bugging me and everything. And you know, I been trying to work things out with my baby father for a hot minute now," she said. "And we're really good friends and you know we're really good business partners and you know, he's always somebody that I run to, to talk to and we got a lot of love for each other, but things just haven't been working out between us for a long time," she added. Cardi went on to say, "And it's nobody's fault. It's just like I guess we grew out of love. But we're not together anymore. I don't know it might take time to get a divorce. And I'm going to always have a lot of love for him because he is my daughter's father and yeah." CNN has reached out to Cardi B's representatives for comment. Cardi and fellow rapper Offset, a member of hip-hop trio Migos, secretly married last September at their home in Atlanta. The couple welcomed their daughter, Kulture Kiari Cephus, in July.
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